ISE – Amsterdam – booth 2-E64 – Lode Audio, the UK-based audio company that creates products dedicated to the Custom Installation market, is using ISE in Amsterdam to announce the introduction of two new products – the LA2 two-zone music server and the first of its amplified music server products – the LA1A. Continuing its dedication to offer seamless integration with third-party control platforms, ISE visitors will also see a refresh of the company’s control system drivers, with the latest Crestron Media Player driver, Control 4 driver update and Command Fusion driver fully integrated. iOS users will also experience the latest version of the Lode Audio control apps, offering the best control experience available. The company also plans to announce additions to its music streaming service portfolio.
If you care about high-end audio performance combined with industry-leading control, Lode Audio offers a range of products and solutions dedicated to the CI industry. In addition to its existing 4-zone LA4 and single-zone LA1 audio servers, the introduction of the LA2 two-zone audio server and the launch of the first of its amplified models announces the next phase of the Lode Audio product roadmap.
Built on Lode Audio’s patented LodeNetÔ, all Lode Audio products can be used as a stand-alone unit or integrated with other Lode Audio products to offer up to 64 zones without the need for complicated network components. Thanks to Lode’s audio over IP protocol LodeNet, this is all achieved without the issues of interference, latency and outages experienced by many wireless-based audio systems. Whether being used in residential, commercial, hospitality or marine, Lode Audio offers the ideal music server for any application.
Real CI Integration
Crucial to the success of any CI product is reliability and control. Developed over a four-year period, the Lode Audio music server range is built around the company’s patented LodeNet audio distribution protocol. LodeNet is a low-latency digital matrix that offers up to 64 zones of groupable audio (each with Apple Airplay compatibility) for synchronous playback without the need of a hardware matrix. Lode Audio products automatically log on to the LodeNet matrix as soon as they are powered up, therefore requiring very little set up other than selecting and signing into any of the integrated market-leading music streaming providers, whereby one login gives access to every zone within the system.
Lode Audio products are controlled by the company’s proprietary IP protocol, removing any of the conflicts and time delays associated with more traditional UPnP-based devices. Offering full wireless control via iOS and Android apps, control latency is negligible, whilst full browse control, super-quick cover art population, gesture swipe, single/grouped room control and full room lock control (allowing the user to see and control only one chosen room within a larger system natively) are standard. Significantly, the app has been designed to integrate seamlessly with third-party apps, offering full app-in-app functionality, enhancing the user experience.
Unlike other audio server products already available, Lode Audio products also offer total integration with third-party automation platforms. The latest Crestron Media Player driver, Control 4 driver update and Command Fusion integration driver offer extended features, including dynamic browse and queue functions, as well as cover-art integration with a quick response time of background image change when tracks are skipped.
Stream or Network Stored Content
All Lode Audio products offer full integration with the leading music streaming services available for both consumer and commercial applications. For the commercial sector, Hotel Radio FM is integrated whilst internet radio and SoundCloud are available to all. Where connected, off-line content can be easily navigated, giving easy local music library integration. For residential applications, full TIDAL integration is available out of the box, with a new high-resolution streaming service to be announced at the show.
CI can be Hi-Fi
Dedicated to re-introducing high-quality audio performance to the CI market, Load Audio has spent considerable time developing the audio circuitry of its products. With internal audio circuits featuring DAC’s capable of High-resolution music file playback and medical-grade power supplies, Lode Audio products outperform the popular consumer audio products currently being used due to convenience within CI.
Built to Last – no matter what the application
To enhance reliability and reduce physical and electrical noise, all Lode Audio products have fan-less designs. With the scourge of all CI products housed within equipment racks being heat dissipation, Lode Audio products are built in the UK to medical-grade specifications and feature chassis’ honed from single billets of aluminium for perfect heat distribution.
With the Lode Audio product range, installers finally have a dedicated music source that has been built for the application yet will deliver the performance desired by even the most ardent audiophile.
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Lode Audio Ltd
Unit 6 Drakes Courtyard
291 Kilburn High Rd
Tel UK. +44 203 327 2990
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About Lode Audio – www.lodeaudio.com
Lode Audio is a UK-based audio company that creates class-leading music streaming products for the Custom Install industry. Designed and manufactured in the UK, Lode Audio’s goal is to ‘own’ High Resolution audio content delivery in the Custom Installation Industry.
Lode Audio brings together real-world high-end custom installation knowhow with IT hardware and programming design expertise not normally associated with Custom Installation. All products sit on the company’s LodeNet control platform, making them easy to use as stand-alone music sources or integrate perfectly into complex automation systems.
All Lode Audio products are designed and built in the UK to medical-grade specification. Each products chassis a honed from a single billet of aluminium for perfect heat distribution, making them exceptionally reliable when housed in extreme conditions, such as hard-working equipment racks.
From residential multi-room music delivery through to complex commercial installations, Lode Audio products can be integrated simply into third-party control platforms and are used widely within the luxury hotel market as well as Marine.
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